Minks to Sinks opens Saturday

To borrow a phrase often associated with US Postal Service mail carriers, “neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…” will shut down the Minks to Sinks semi-annual sale, which occurs like clockwork the first weekend of October and the first weekend in May.

In the 83 years since the first sale — a rummage sale organized by a handful of volunteers — Mother Nature has occasionally tried to interfere. Heavy winds, driving rain and unseasonal heat waves have tested the dedication of the now over 175 volunteers who work almost round the clock “under the tents” the week before and during the sale to ensure its success.  So despite the crazy weather over the past few months, nothing will stop the Spring 2014 Minks to Sinks Sale from opening this Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m.

Minks to Sinks has become an institution, not just for those who live in Wilton, but for people who come from as far away as Massachusetts to shop for deals on everything from kitchen and household items, to gardening and sports equipment, furniture, kids’ toys, electronics, lamps, artwork, seasonal clothing and more, including minks and sinks. They know this event offers treasures and bargains on items for the entire family. Antique dealers also frequent the sale, as they know it can be a great source for desirable collectible items.

Katy Williams, who shares the 2014 Minks to Sinks co-chair role with Andress Pettibone says, “Andress and I are thrilled to be part of such a fabulous organization. The Minks to Sinks sale wouldn’t happen without all the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers. The sale is such a great win-win event: it raises money to support Family & Children’s Agency in their work with families in need throughout the area, it helps the environment by recycling and reusing merchandise, and it offers shoppers incredible bargains on items for their home and their families.”

Bargain days are Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4, and Monday, May 5, from 9 to noon. For more information and directions, visit minkstosinks.info.